If you have back pain, you join at least 1 in three of your fellow McHenry residents who do, too. Like them, you'll find that back pain
stems from a combination of influencing factors like spinal muscles, tendons, nerves, discs, and bones. (The spine
is a complex unit!) While the disc may be bulging and pinching a nerve, the muscles surrounding that troubled area are often painful or weak as well. But OrthoIllinois Chiropractic gets the whole picture and can help.
Our goal at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is, of course, to relieve the back pain
. We first carefully examine
and diagnose your problem, then set a treatment plan
to relieve your pain. That relief comes through controlling actions you choose to take like exercise, nutrition
, and chiropractic treatments. And our McHenry patients find our chiropractic care quite relieving!
Granted, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic's chiropractic treatment technique, Cox Technic, is documented to reduce lower back pain in an average of 12 visits and 29 days (cox) and relieve 80% of pain and improve erector spinae function after just 6 treatments, demonstrating the beneficial long-term effects of Cox Technic flexion distraction. (hope)
But active exercise specifically designed to address the erector spinae back muscles is critical to continued relief and control.
So, let's focus here on exercise for the erector spinae.
Where are the erector spinae muscles? They stretch from the bottom of your skull to the top of the pelvis. They attach to your ribs and the spinous processes of the spinal vertebral bones. Erector spinae muscles allow you to bend forward and sideways. If you have ever found yourself intentionally sitting up straighter after slouching for too long, you are using your erector spinae muscles.
How do you strengthen them? No, you don't have to go off the local McHenry gym. You can use a stability ball or just to slowly and carefully stretch and strengthen the erector spinae muscles. Now don't start stretching and strengthening the erector spinae muscles without OrthoIllinois Chiropractic advising you to do so specifically, even though it looks like fun!
Read more about this latest documented benefit of Cox Technic Flexion Distraction - erector spinae function improvement as well as lower back pain relief.
Then contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today to discuss your starting a back strengthening exercise program.
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